New Major Events Manager to bring international Volleyball events to England


Article Thu, Jan 19 2023

Volleyball England is delighted to announce the appointment of a Major Events Manager. Responsible for enhancing major domestic events and bringing international competitions to England, the Major Events Manager role is key enabler to achieving the sport’s ‘Our Time to Shine’ legacy aspirations following the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The success of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has helped galvanise the whole English Volleyball family

A five-year events programme will now be developed, with an immediate ambition to host an international event in England by the end of 2023. Working together with international partners, Volleyball England is assessing the feasibility of bringing the international Beach Pro Tour to England.

Jonathan Moore, who was most recently responsible for national competitions at Volleyball England as a Strategic Manager (An Ace Service), has been seconded into the role.

Jonathan has helped to organise volleyball events all over the world. As Sport Competition Manager, he oversaw Beach Volleyball at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. He was a Technical Delegate for Sitting Volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and was part of the team that organised Volleyball and Sitting Volleyball at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

“Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games on home soil inspired new fans and players to engage with our sport. It galvanised the Volleyball Family and gave our athletes a great home advantage. Organising more international events will build on Birmingham’s legacy and further unlock Volleyball's potential.”

Charlie Ford
Chief Executive of Volleyball England
Twins Joaquin and Javier Bello secured a historic bronze for Team England at Birmingham 2022

Jonathan Moore added: “We are lucky there are a lot of volleyballers in England with the knowledge and experience of making major volleyball events happen. I'm looking forward to working with them and the wider community to bring these special domestic and international events to life.”

This major development has been made possible thanks to support from Sport England’s Innovation and Digital fund.